Sunday, November 13, 2005

Pijemy Po Polsku - About

(pee-YEH-muh po POL-skoo) "We drink in the Polish style"

This blog was founded by an enlightened group of intellectuals - mostly expatriate-immigrants to the wondrous, fascinating, and blood-boilingly infuriating country of Poland: The beatroot, Becca, Filip and Agnes (a native), and Gustav, though we hope others will join.

As the election season in Poland heated up in the autumn of 2005, an interesting thing began to happen. Expat bloggers in Poland who had never come into blog-contact before began discovering each other's existence. Heady days, those were. A flurry of blog-activity ensued. It wasn't long before Poland bloggers in Warsaw began contacting each other and decided to meet over - what else - but a few delicious Polish beers (piwa). At the first meeting the beatroot and Gustav got together, and got along so well that we met again the next week, when Becca joined in. Filip and Agnes were soon to follow, as they were sitting nearby, heard us debating, and were eager to participate. A tradition was born. We named our movement "Pijemy Po Polsku" - We drink in the Polish style.

Our aim? What's in an aim? We have no aim - except perhaps to give our perspective, for what it's worth. Not everybody is an expatriate in Poland, so we think we might have an interesting point of view to offer. We would also like to generate discussion. We have learned what an effective conduit for creating, discussing and challenging ideas blogging is through our own personal blogs, and believe that a collective effort could be especially effective in doing so. We believe creating, discussing and challenging ideas exercises our minds and enriches us.

So here we go! Na zdrowie!


At 11/14/2005 10:37:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Ooh, who's going to post first?

Tense moments.

Let the blogging begin...

At 11/17/2005 10:53:00 PM, Anonymous Dezso said...

Wish you all the best in the mood of Pole-Hungarian friendship!

At 6/02/2006 04:25:00 AM, Blogger zen said...

And where is descibed teste of Zubrowka,Debowa or Siwucha?!?Where!I'm asking?!?:)))

At 6/02/2006 09:37:00 AM, Blogger Gustav said...

Good question zen, and certainly worth a post. However, this blog is not necessarily about drinking Polish vodka, or beer, or drinking anything necessarily for that matter. Pijemy po polsku is just a continuation of the discussions we started having in a local Warsaw restaurant over some drinks. The title is not literal.

But as I said before, it's a good suggestion, and I hope we get to it before long!


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